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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bass Museum's Selection from the Permanent Collection- Always on Exhibit

The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court paintings and English portraiture; nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape and historical paintings; painting and sculpture from North America, Latin America and the Caribbean; contemporary photography; Asian art; European decorative arts; as well as a unique collection of works on paper. Works from the collection will be rotated on a regular basis in the Sol M. Taplin Gallery and the newly renovated Peter E. and Annemarie H. Houghton Gallery, located on the first level of the museum.

In 1963 John and Johanna Bass donated their Old Masters collection to the city of Miami Beach, a generous gift which has brought pleasure and enlightenment to many thousands of visitors. The collection of more than five hundred European works from the fifteenth to the early-twentieth century, including an important group of more than two hundred paintings and significant holdings of textiles and sculpture, provided a solid foundation on which to develop a major institution with one of the most comprehensive collections of European art in the Southeast.

The nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century paintings that comprise the collection bear witness to Mr. Bass’s continued links with his birth country of Austria. The Bass Museum probably has a more representative group of Austrian paintings, including local schools, than any other collection in the United States. Among notable artists the museum’s collection includes paintings by Jacob Jordaens, Peter Paul Rubens, Gerard Seghers, Ferdinand Bol, Giovanni Barbagelata, as well as a stunning altarpiece by Italian Renaissance masters Sandro Botticelli and Domenico Ghirlandaio, one of only a handful of Botticellis on public view in the United States.

In addition to painting, the collection contains sculpture, works on paper, decorative objects and a handsome textiles selection. One of the masterpieces in the textiles collection is the famous sixteenth-century Flemish tapestry The Salute before the Tournament. It has a particularly prestigious provenance in that it was part of Henry VIII’s collection at Knole House in England and was later purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in the early-twentieth century before it came into John Bass’s collection.

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The Rhythm Foundation presents NOUVELLE VAGUE performing LIVE at Grand Central Station- November 2, 2012

The Rhythm Foundation presents NOUVELLE VAGUE performing LIVE

$30 advance tickets onsale HERE

Nouvelle Vague is a French collective led by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux. The troupe cover the melancholic melodies of New Wave/Punk classics with the swooping elegance of '60s Bossa Nova-style arrangements. Nouvelle Vague will perform Dawn of Innocence, a 'musical' by fashion icon Jean Charles de Castelbac.


Doors: 9 PM

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Lowedown Masquerade Happy Hour- November 1, 2012

This monthly happy hour highlights new exhibitions at the museum. 7 to 9 p.m.

Thu, November 1, 7pm – 9pm
Masquerade is the theme for this month’s LoweDown. Don’t miss a guided tour of our renowned African Gallery, plus live music, healthy treats from Cabot Cheese, PopChips, with cocktails generously provided Bacardi. Beverages by Vitamin Water Zero. $10 Admission; Free for Lowe Members GALLERY TOUR: AFRICAN MASKS

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
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Coral Gables, FL 33146
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RibFest: November 2- 4, 2012

At Miami Zoo!

Outdoor barbecue festival and cook-off features concerts, family activities, arts and crafts vendors and 12 national ribbers competing for cash prizes for best ribs, best beef brisket, best sauce, best pork and best chicken.
Parking is free! Admission is free (RibFest only) for children 10 and under!

Friday, November 2

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 3

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Live music beginning at 11:00 a.m.)
  • PayBack
  • Shadow Creek
  • Rodeo Clowns
  • Matt Mansfield
  • James Otto
    • About James Otto - Best known for his smash hit “Just Got Started Loving You” which was declared the No. 1 single of 2008 by Billboard, James Otto is an American country music artist known for his powerhouse voice and heart full of soul.  Otto’s latest record is “Shake What God Gave Ya.”  He’s a member of the MuzicMafia, a group of country music songwriters, and has toured with both Toby Keith and Trace Adkins.

Sunday, November 4

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Live music beginning at 11:00 a.m.)
  • Fire Brigade
  • Mojo Scoundrels
  • BlackStar
  • Swinging Richards
  • Molly Hatchet
    • About Molly Hatchet - Southern Rock band Molly Hatchet became an overnight success with its 1979 hit “Flirtin’ With Disaster” – a hit with audiences and critics alike.  Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Molly Hatchet shared influences and inspiration with with Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special.  Most of Molly Hatchet’s album covers feature heroice fantasy inspired art. Molly Hatchet performs worldwide and has built a large fan base in Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden and other markets in the Pacific rim and Australia.
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